I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


1 1/4 cup sugar-free chocolate wafer cookie crumbs
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup Splenda Granulated
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 large egg white, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly spray a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

Combine the cookie crumbs, cocoa, and Splenda together in a small bowl or food processor.  Add the melted butter and the egg white; mix well.  Place mixture in the prepared pie plate and use fingers to press into the pan to form a pie crust.

Bake crust at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes; remove from oven and allow to cool before filling.

1 pkg (4-serving size) chocolate sugar-free instant pudding mix
1 pkg (4-serving size) cheesecake sugar-free instant pudding mix
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1/8 tsp almond extract
2 cups sugar-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Dark chocolate curls for garnish, if desired (may also garnish with sugar-free chocolate chips)

In a medium to large mixer bowl combine the pudding mixes and the milk.  Add almond extract.  Beat with electric mixer until smooth and thick.  Fold in the whipped topping and spoon into the baked and cooled crust.  Freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.

Remove pie from freezer 15 to 20 minutes before slicing to serve.  Top with the chocolate curls or
chips, if desired.
Yield: 10 servings
Per serving: (Approximately) 150 cal, 5 g (3 sat) fat, 3 g pro, 21 g carbs